- See what is taking space in iCloud.
- Download iCloud photos to PC.
- Extract and delete old iCloud backups.
- Delete files from iCloud Drive.
- Clean your mailbox.
- Save WhatsApp backups to PC.
- Organize contacts, calendars, notes, reminders.
iCloud Storage – How to Free Up Space
How To Delete iCloud Storage/Free Up iCloud Space on iPhone
I’m sure you’ve all had the experience of opening your email to find that iCloud storage is full. And then, no matter how many times you delete emails and other old attachments, it never seems like anything changes. That’s because there’s a lot more to iCloud storage than just emails! Here are some tips for getting rid of clutter so you can stop worrying about running out of space on your phone or tablet any time soon.
1) Remove apps from your device: This should be obvious but often overlooked- if you’re not using an app, delete it! Especially if it’s taking up lots of memory without providing much in return (like Facebook). You’ll free up tons of space this way.
2) Delete photos/videos in albums: View “Albums” on your device, tap the album you want to delete, and then select the pictures or video you want to remove. Tap “Edit,” then press the red minus button next to each item. Lastly, tap Delete Photo/Video.
3) Clean up your iBooks library: Open iBooks on your device, tap Edit in the top right corner, then press Done when finished.
4) Clear out Safari’s cache: Go into Settings>Safari>Clear History and Website Data.
5) Check for apps using iCloud storage: Head over to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage under iCloud section. Now scroll through all of the apps sorted by size in descending order to see which apps are using up the most space.
6) Delete unused languages: Go to Settings > General > Keyboard, then tap Keyboards and select Edit in the top right corner. Scroll through the list of installed keyboards until you find one that you don’t use or is in a foreign language you don’t speak, then delete it! You won’t be able to get rid of all languages (like English), but deleting any languages you don’t need will free up lots of space for everything else.
7) Remove duplicate iWork documents: If you’re like me, this may be an issue because every time I open Pages or Keynote on my phone or tablet, two blank documents appear- one named “untitled” and another with the specific program’s abbreviation (Pages, Keynote, etc.). These documents take up space and serve no purpose. To delete them, just swipe left on one of the documents and tap Delete.
1. See what is taking space in iCloud.
2. Download iCloud photos to PC.
3. Extract and delete old iCloud backups.
4. Delete files from iCloud Drive.
5. Clean your mailbox.
6. Save WhatsApp backups to PC.
8. Organize contacts, calendars, notes, reminders.
The amount of space available on iCloud’s storage service, called iCloud Storage (formerly known as MobileMe), is called the total amount of storage capacity available on iCloud. It’s what you spend money on. When your iPhone’s iCloud Storage is full, it will stop backing up to iCloud until you purchase more storage or clear out space in iCloud.
If you don’t have a Google account, sign in with one now. Then, tap on iCloud after entering your credentials. Scroll down and select iCloud Backup from the drop-down menu, then enabled it and tapped Back Up Now to begin.
To back up to iTunes, connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, launch iTunes, and sync your data between your PC or Mac and phone. Unlike iCloud, which only backs up apps purchased through the app store, iTunes backups all of your photos (even ones you’ve deleted), images (even if they’re expired), media files that aren’t downloaded from the app store, messages (including voice memos), call logs, application data, settings, notes (including handwritten notes)
When your iCloud storage is full, you won’t be able to send or receive emails. At the same time, you may realize that old emails stored in the Mail app are using iCloud storage for other purposes. To resolve this issue, go through your emails and delete what you don’t need.
The iCloud Drive file-syncing and storage service is a good option for those who are dedicated to Apple’s ecosystem, but it doesn’t match up to the competition from Google and Microsoft.
Cloud storage has become more and more valuable with time, and it is becoming increasingly integrated into your apps and services. In fact, in 2020, you’ll almost certainly need it. Even if you’re able to get by on a free plan at times, it’s worth paying for.
The 50GB storage plan is perfect for most light users. If you need a lot of cloud storage, the 200GB plan should be plenty for you and your family. Most people will find the 2TB plan to be excessive, although power users will appreciate the extra space.
According to the Apple iCloud Support website, if your storage plan is downgraded and your material reaches the storage capacity you have remaining, new photographs and videos will not upload to iCloud Photo Library, and your devices will cease backing up to iCloud.